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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-23 15:48:02

Only noticed this now...

Sebastian Redl wrote:
> Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:
>> [1] which in practice makes the patent useless, with the notable of
>> exception of preventing others to patent the same idea.
> The mere publication of the library does this, by virtue of being prior
> art. The only advantage is that having a patent makes fighting the other
> patent that much easier.

And to clear up any confusion... One can't patent "ideas".

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